Date: November 21, 2012
Question for my colleagues, and hoping African-Americans on this list will offer an opinion. Obviously there's no tradition of Kwanzaa choral music going back centuries. It reminds of of how there's wasn't Hanukkah choral music 30 yuears ago and now there's lots of it, dozens of pieces (still paling compared with thousands of Christmas pieces). In the asbences of good Kwanzaa choral musiic (there is some, and there's at least one thread about it in the archives, and surely there will be more and more down the road), it it better to do generic African-American music like spirituals and such? I feel a little wrong about this, just as I'd feel wrong doing Hava Nagila at Hanukkah beucase it's a Jewish piece (I'm Jewish).
I'd love some opinions, some insight.
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